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Muslims in Asia celebrate Eid al-Adha with sacrifice festival and traditional feast

Jun. 17, 2024 03:26 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims in Asia on Monday celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, with food and prayers for people in Gaza suffering from the Israel-Hamas war. One of the biggest Islamic holidays, the occasion commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith...

Bangladesh court indicts Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus and others on charges of embezzlement

Jun. 12, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special judge’s court in Bangladesh indicted Wednesday Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus and 13 others on charges in an over $2 million embezzlement case. Yunus, 83, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for pioneering microcredit to help...

US-Bangladesh and England-Pakistan cricket matches washed out in blow to their T20 World Cup prep

May. 28, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Bad weather forced the abandonments of the T20 matches between United States and Bangladesh outside Dallas and England vs. Pakistan in Cardiff, Wales, on Tuesday, denting the four teams' preparations for the upcoming World Cup. The U.S-Bangladesh game was scheduled...

A tropical storm floods villages and cuts power to millions in parts of Bangladesh and India

May. 27, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The weakening tropical storm Remal flooded dozens of coastal villages and left nearly 30 million people without power Monday in southern Bangladesh and eastern India. At least 10 people died in Bangladesh. About 3.7 million people along the coast were...

Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

May. 26, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh evacuated nearly 800,000 people from vulnerable areas on Sunday as the country and neighboring India awaited the arrival of a severe cyclone that has formed over the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal...

Australia as Bangladesh vow to boost trade as foreign ministers meet in Dhaka

May. 21, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Australia and Bangladesh on Tuesday said that the two countries would work to expand trade and cooperation on areas including security and the Rohingya refugee crisis. The statements came as Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong arrived in Bangladesh's...

As ethnic armed group claims to have captured a town in western Myanmar, Muslim Rohingyas flee again

May. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A powerful ethnic armed group fighting Myanmar’s military government in the country’s western state of Rakhine claimed Saturday to have seized a town near the border with Bangladesh, marking the latest in a series of victories for foes of the country’s military government. ...

Rape, terror and death at sea: How a boat carrying Rohingya children, women and men capsized

May. 08, 2024 01:43 AM EDT

MEULABOH, Indonesia (AP) — The boat glided across waters that were dark and still, under a night sky that was cloudless and calm. But on board, the 12-year-old girl quaked with fear. The captain and crew who she says had tortured her and three other women and girls were not...

Activists in Bangladesh march through universities to demand end to Israel-Hamas war

May. 06, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of activists in Bangladesh backed by the ruling party's student wing marched through universities around the country Monday to demand an end to the Israel-Hamas war and the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Activists of the Bangladesh...

Qatari emir in Nepal, expected to tackle migrant conditions and Nepali student held hostage by Hamas

Apr. 23, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The emir of Qatar landed in Nepal Tuesday on his first-ever visit to the South Asian country, after visiting Bangladesh and the Philippines, where improving migrant workers' conditions in the Gulf state and a Nepali student still held hostage by Hamas are expected to be on...